Treatment Difficulties in Metastatic Cancer


Metastasis kills an estimate of 90% of cancer patients. Cells from the primary tumor travel from the body causing the cancer to spread. There has been no change in the mortality rate for metastatic cancer in over 50 years. It is almost impossible to treat cancer once it has disseminated throughout the body. Science has done plenty of research trying to determine the exact reason for metastasis as well as methods of prevention. Considering the length of time that has passed, it would appear we have made very little progress. However, in recent years, there have been some promising studies. DNA molecules have been identified that are responsible for the proliferation of cancer cells. Blood flow has also been shown to be a key factor in cancer spread. Different cancer types must be researched as each of them have different reactions toward treatment. Pancreatic cancer, in particular, is one of the most aggressive and resistant to traditional treatment. New therapeutic targets have also been identified that have the potential to eliminate the chances of metastasis entirely.

Nature Can Beat Cancer


In the United States, nearly 1 in 3 people will develop cancer at some point in their life. The world has been fighting against cancer for over sixty years, and it often time seems that we are no closer to a cure than when we started. Traditional cancer treatments are not nearly as effective as we would want them to be. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy do just as much harm to healthy cells as they do to cancer cells since the treatment does not differentiate. Blood cells are damaged because they have low resistance against chemo. Studies have also found that chemotherapy can actually increase tumor growth and make cancer worse. Alternative treatments are usually met with skepticism due to the lack of interest and funding in natural compounds, but that may change as new studies and information come to light. Pao Pereira and Rauwolfia Vomitoria are covered extensively in Winning the War on Cancer, and in light of those two natural compounds, it is essential to seek out more natural treatments in our search for a cancer cure.